Intersectional Futures: PERIPHERY – Resilience and Power on the Margins
Periphery is an evocative film about ethnic diversity in the Jewish community of Toronto, Canada. Through dance, poetry, and personal narratives, 10 Jews of Black/African, Korean, Iraqi, Indian, and South American ancestry challenge perceptions of who is a Jew. Periphery invites us to appreciate the richness of Jewish identity and cultural expression while illustrating the feeling of grappling to belong. Join us as we dive deep into intersectional experiences in Jewish communities in Canada and explore racism and antisemitism as they unfold in our societies today.
Speaker Biography – Sara Yacobi-Harris:
Sara Yacobi-Harris is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. She is the co-founder of No Silence on Race, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating Jewish spaces for multi-ethnic Jews across Canada through art, culture and community engagement. Her latest multimedia project, Periphery is an exploration of multi-racial Jewish experiences with a portrait series that ran at the JCC Prosserman in Toronto in 2021-2022, a short film that accompanies the series and digital curriculum packages for grades 8-12 and adult learning. Sara has worked at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She holds a Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto. Sara has guest lectured at Toronto Metropolitan University and her work has been featured in CBC, BlogTO, The Times of Israel, Ynet, and The Forward
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